Norstrem, a four-time state wrestling champion and one-time national wrestling champion, maintains a 5.39 GPA (with weighted classes) and has represented the USA as a wrestler in Austria and Bulgaria.
Norstrem attributes much of his success to his coach, Russ Cozart.
“Coach Cozart is always driving me to reach the ‘next level’,” Norstrem said. “He has coached me since I was five.”
Norstrem plans to wrestle for four years at Virginia Tech University and hopes to go on to be a graduate assistant there while he obtains his master’s degree. He will also join Virginia Tech’s wakeboarding team.
“The National High School Coaches Association is proud to recognize this young man for his outstanding performances, not only on the wrestling mat, but in the school and community as well,” said Bobby Ferraro, Jr., executive director of the National High School Coaches Association. “It’
"Kevin is an outstanding example of what a leader and student athlete should represent,” said Jana Thomas, multi-media advertising manager at GTM Sportswear. “We are honored to be able to present the GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month Award to Kevin in response to his commitment and dedication to his sport, his team and his community.”
NHSCA and GTM Sportswear honor one deserving high school athlete each month from September 2012 through April 2013. NHSCA coaches nominate commendable athletes through the NHSCA website. Each month, six finalists are selected by the NHSCA and presented via ballot to a group of high school sports writers, high school coaches and NHSCA and GTM Sportswear representatives to choose the winner. Out of the eight recipients of the monthly award, one athlete will be chosen as the GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Year in May 2013.
About the NHSCA:
Founded in 1989, the National High School Coaches Association is a not-for-profit 501c3 service organization providing support and leadership programs for the nation’s 500,000 high school coaches and 10 million high school athletes. For more information on the National High School Coaches Association visit www.nhsca.com .
About GTM Sportswear:
GTM Sportswear, headquartered in Manhattan, Kan., is a national provider of custom-embellished uniforms, warm-ups and practice apparel for college, school and club sports teams. Founded in 1989, the company employs more than 850 people, including a nationwide sales team and an inside support team. For more information, visit www.gtmsportswear.com.